The 17-year-old was Sheffield Steeldogs’ Man of the Match of their historic residence recreation in opposition to Swindon Wildcats on Sunday.
Graham managed to tip residence an effort from former Steelers’ teammate Ben O’Connor to set the iceSheffield NIHL aspect on the best way to an emphatic 5-1 win.
The Dronfield ice hockey starlet added to his burgeoning popularity with a second strike, too.
Six weeks in the past, Steelers’ coach Aaron Fox described Graham as “the very best 17 yr outdated within the nation and nobody is shut, in my view.”
Fox had tried to get the ahead recruited to an Beneath 20 league within the Czech Republic.
After two weeks working towards on Czech ice – with no recreation – he needed to swallow his disappointment and return.
However Graham definitely confirmed his urge for food for the game has not diminished within the weekend win over Wildcats.
Graham aside, the main plus of the night was the truth that the “Streaming Collection” was underway in Sheffield – ice hockey had returned regardless of the persevering with ravages of coronavirus.
It was the primary time Steeldogs had performed in eight months.
The gamers had simply 4 follow periods collectively earlier than taking over Swindon.
Whereas there have been no followers allowed within the east finish rink, some 1,200 folks accessed the motion through the online, paying £12 a head to observe gamers like O’Connor, ex Steeler Jason Hewitt and Ben Lake, previously of Belfast Giants and Coventry Blaze.
Roger Williams, co-owner of the Steeldogs, mentioned: “It was a particular success with 1,200 tuned in.
“Benny (O’Connor) made some nice performs and Lake’s aim was improbable – he has nice palms and as soon as he will get warmed up, he might be deadly.”